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Fri, 06.18.1920

Blanche Lawrence, Chemist born

Blanche Lawrence

*Blanche Lawrence was born on this date in 1920. She was a Black research chemist. Lawrence received her bachelor's degree from Tuskegee University. Lawrence worked as a research assistant in the Chicago Met Lab's health division during the Manhattan Project.

She was the widow of Tuskegee Airman Capt—Erwin Lawrence of the 99th Pursuit Squadron. After the war, she continued to serve the country as a technician at Argonne National Laboratory. She became a junior biochemist within four years of beginning work there. She died on February 9, 1989.

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